The A-Z of Sex Toys
Learn your sex toy ABC with Lovehoney’s A to Z of Sex Toys Guide. Whether you’re new to sex toys or an experienced aficionado looking for the next step up in your intimate pleasure quest, we’ve got you covered.
From anal sex toys to vibrators, and everything in between and after, you’ll be fully equipped with your sex toy know-how to elevate your solo adventures, foreplay and sex life to the big O and beyond.
Anal Sex Toys
Anal Sex Toys come in many shapes and sizes, and are designed to pleasure all of those hungry nerve-endings in the anus through gentle, targeted pressure (and intense vibrations if you opt for the buzzing variety).
Start small with an anal toy for beginner’s, and progress to anal beads and dildos for jaw-droppingly good bum fun.
Perfect starting point: BASICS Anal Beads 8 Inch
Looking for the next step? Lovehoney Booty Buddy 7 Function Vibrating Butt Plug 4 Inch
Find out more: Anal Sex Toy Guides
Put a plug in it and treat yourself to a whole new world of sensations and enhanced orgasms during foreplay, sex or solo fiddles.
Shaped to insert with ease (plus a good squeeze of anal lube) and fill you with satisfaction, butt plugs come in a range of sizes and materials, in vibrating and non-vibrating forms. Some even have sparkling jewels in the bases for added glitz and glamour. Fancy, eh?
Perfect starting point: BASICS Slimline Butt Plug
Looking for the next step? Lovehoney Butt Tingler 10 Function Vibrating Butt Plug 4 Inch
Find out more: Butt Plug Guides
Simple in design, but mighty in effect, cock rings restrict blood flow out of the penis to help keep it hard and erect for longer.
One of the most popular sex toys for both solo and couples play, some rings vibrate, some are solid, some are stretchy and with many you’ll see double (with a second ring to stretch around your balls).
Perfect starting point: Lovehoney Colourplay Colour-Changing Silicone Cock Ring Set (3 Pack)
Looking for the next step? Lovehoney Rabbit Rocker 10 Function Remote Control Vibrating Cock Ring
Find out more: Cock Ring Guides
A true classic of the sex toy world, dildos are masters of internal pleasure, and come in many shapes, sizes and materials to help you on your merry way to the big O.
Realistic (with balls and without), sleek and beautiful glass, and of the small and large varieties, there truly is a dildo out there for everyone.
Perfect starting point: BASICS Slimline Anal Starter Dildo 6 Inch
Looking for the next step? Lifelike Lover Ultra Realistic Extra Girthy Dildo 10 Inch
Find out more: Dildo Guides
Electro Sex Toys
Welcome to the zaptastic world of electro sex toys. Instead of sending vibrations to your hottest of spots, E-stim toys treat them to a more intense form of stimulation with electric currents for erotic tingles and electric sensations.
‘Electric’ versions of your favourite sex toys can be enjoyed as part of solo or couples play, starting with a low voltage and increasing it gradually for that irresistible zing.
Perfect starting point: Doc Johnson The Stinger Electro Play Wand
Looking for the next step? ElectraStim EM60-M Flick Electrosex Stimulator Multipack Set
Find out more: Electro Sex Toy Guides
The world’s best-selling toy for anyone with a penis, Fleshlights are handheld wonder toys boasting sleeves with an array of thrilling textures and patterns, and a choice of vaginal, oral or anal openings to mimic penetrative or oral sex.
Housed in ‘torch’ style, ergonomic cases for discreet storage, and available with a number of accessories and intense vibrations to ramp up pleasure and play. You can even get intimate with your favourite porn star with the offering of Fleshlights moulded straight from their intimate anatomy.
Perfect starting point: Fleshlight Pink Lady Stamina Training Unit STU
Looking for the next step? Fleshlight Turbo Thrust Blow Job Masturbator
Find out more: How to Use a Fleshlight
Not only do glass sex toys look beautiful, they are also hypoallergenic, eco-friendly and easy-to-clean. Glass dildos and butt plugs are popular for the sleek and extra-firm sensations they deliver, and are compatible with all lube types for effortless glide and penetration.
Temperature play is also on the menu with these non-buzzy toys – simply submerge in cold or warm water before play for an extra sensory experience.
Perfect starting point: Crystal Heart Wavy Glass Dildo 6 Inch
Looking for the next step? Lovehoney Realistic Textured Sensual Glass Dildo with Balls
Find out more: Why You Need a Glass Sex Toy in Your Life
Look, no hands! That’s right, there are toys and accessories that do all of the work for you, so you can free up your hands to deliver extra pleasure to yourself or your partner. A win-win situation you might say.
Think wearable vibrators (your undies have been put to very good use), toys with suction cup bases that can be stuck to more or less anything, and toys that slot into mounts for play at a multitude of angles in your shower… and you're halfway there.
Perfect starting point: Lovehoney Super Soft Silicone Rainbow Dildo 7 Inch
Looking for the next step? Lovehoney Hands-Free Sex Toy Holder
Find out more: How to Use a Suction Cup Dildo
Whether it’s a love doll, dildo or butt plug, you can pump it up, baby! A key attraction to inflatable toys is that you can choose just how big you go for tailored play, while dolls can be inflated for added realism.
Usually made from PVC or silicone for flexibility and strength, inflatable toys feature a quick release valve for instant release of air. Aaah, that’s better.
Perfect starting point: Lovehoney Vibrating Inflatable Butt Plug 4.5 Inch
Looking for the next step? Inflatable Stud Dildo 9.5 Inch
Find out more: How to Use a Large Dildo
Jiggle Balls and Love Eggs
Most definitely amongst the funnest and most appealing names for sex toys, Jiggle Balls and Love Eggs are designed to be worn inside the vulva for sensational internal stimulation and a pelvic floor workout, all at the same time.
Indulge in a discreet internal disco from the vibrating variety of love eggs, or let the movement of your body create delicious stimulation from the free-roaming balls inside the Jiggle Balls.
Perfect starting point: Desire Luxury Rechargeable Remote Control Love Egg Vibrator
Looking for the next step? Lovense Lush 3 App Controlled Rechargeable Love Egg Vibrator
Find out more: Jiggle Balls and Love Eggs Guides
If Joe Wicks were to devise a training programme for better sex, toned muscles, and intensified orgasms, Kegel Exercisers would probably play a starring role.
Sphere or egg-shaped, they come in different weights and sizes to suit every level of experience and can be worn for incremental periods of time as your muscles grow in strength. And the best thing? Some of them treat you while you workout with the addition of stimulating, jiggling balls or vibrations.
Perfect starting point: Lovehoney Main Squeeze Double Kegel Balls 60g
Looking for the next step? Annabelle Knight OMG! Kegel Exercise Set
Find out more: How to Use Kegel Balls
Lube, lube, glorious lube. An absolute bedroom essential for extra-slippery and pleasurable solo play, foreplay and sex – with or without toys.
Our gloopy friend has got all bases covered, with water-based lubes, silicone lubes, flavoured lubes and anal sex lubes all ready to do their slippery thing.
Perfect starting point: Lovehoney Enjoy Water-Based Lubricant 100ml
Looking for the next step? Lovehoney Delight Extra Silky Water-Based Lubricant 250ml
Find out more: Lubes and Better Sex Guides
Male Sex Toys
The offering of toys for people with penises is quite simply, awe-inspiring. You name the desired intimate effect or activity, and there is without a doubt, a toy for it.
A toy to aid performance in the bedroom? To help boost penis size? And/or deliver big time on the explosive pleasure front? The innovative and exciting world of male sex toys is well worth exploring.
Perfect starting point: BASICS Clear Textured Stroker
Looking for the next step? TENGA Zero Flip Hole Black Rechargeable Vibrating Male Masturbator
Squeeze, pinch, suck, tease… Nipple suckers and clamps are designed to pinch or suck super-sensitive nipples to draw blood into them and make them even more sensitive and receptive to touch and stimulation.
Easy to use and adjust to your preferred intensity of pinch, nipple clamps are a popular accessory to bondage play, while it’s a simple case of ‘squeeze and stick on’ for nipple suckers for instant nipple perk and heightened sensations.
Perfect starting point: Lovehoney Tease Me Advanced Nipple Clamps with Heart Charms
Looking for the next step? Lovehoney Swell Yeah Auto-Suction Nipple Pumps
Find out more: How to Use Nipple Clamps and Suckers
Oral Sex Simulators
If you want oral sex anytime, and anywhere, oral sex simulator toys have answered your prayers. Designed to simulate the sensation of sucking and/or licking, there are many oral sex toys to choose from for those with penises and vulvas. Fancy a bit of on-demand cunnilingus?
Enjoy delicious licks from a wheel of tongue-like stimulators AKA a Sqweel toy, or targeted clitoral sucks from the sonic waves of a Womanizer toy.
For fans of fellatio, there’s a whole host of blow job simulators out there in the form of strokers with the option of vibrations, a variety of lifelike textures, and stealth or mouth-like openings for tailor-made sessions.
Perfect starting point: Womanizer X Lovehoney Pro40 Rechargeable Clitoral Stimulator
Looking for the next step? Lovehoney Head Master Double Texture Blow Job Stroker
Find out more: The Best Oral Sex Toys for Him and Top 10 Clitoral Vibrators
Often referred to as the male G-spot, the prostate gland is located inside the bottom and is wonderfully responsive to targeted massages thanks to its thousands of pleasure-hungry nerve endings.
Prostate toys are ergonomically shaped to slip in with ease and work with the shape of your body to deliver intense internal stimulation. Some vibrate, some free-up your hands for hands-free pleasure, and they are all perfectly curved, sleek and firm to aim straight for your P-spot.
Perfect starting point: Lovehoney PRO-Stim Elite Silicone Prostate Massager
Looking for the next step? Lovehoney High Roller Remote Control Rotating Prostate Massager
Find out more: Beginner's Guide to Prostate Massagers
Remote Control Toys
Remotes aren’t just for channel flicking. They’ve moved on to far more exciting things in the form of sensational orgasms. Remote controlled vibrators come in a wide range of shapes, and sizes, and are operated by remotes that can be controlled by you or your partner, at home or out and about.
Remote controlled egg vibrators or vibrating knickers are discreet enough for thrilling al fresco play, while the less discreet vibrating dildos or vibrating cock rings can be played with in the comfort of your own home during solo play, foreplay or sex.
In a long-distance relationship? Fear not. The pleasure Gods have got you covered with app controlled vibrators for orgasms that go the extra mile (quite literally).
Perfect starting point: We-Vibe Unite 2 Remote Control Rechargeable Clitoral and G-Spot Vibrator
Looking for the next step? Nexus Revo Stealth Remote Control Rotating Silicone Prostate Massager
Find out more: Why You Need a Remote Control Sex Toy
Strap On toys are one of the most diverse types of toys, with plenty of types to choose from to suit your needs and desires. Ranging from Hollow Strap-Ons, Pegging kits, Vibrating Strap- Ons to Strapless Strap-Ons, there is a strap-on harness or dildo for everyone.
A thrilling option for couples, strap-ons are designed to switch up the sexual dynamics in relationships and can be enjoyed by straight people, gay people, bi people, pansexual people, and people with or without a penis (erect or flaccid). Go explore!
Perfect starting point: Lovehoney Beginner's Unisex Strap-On Harness Kit with 5 Inch Pegging Dildo
Looking for the next step? Desire Luxury Rechargeable Strapless Strap-On Dildo Vibrator
Find out more: Strap On Toy Guides
Japan’s best-selling sex toys, TENGA toys are renowned for their innovative approach to masturbation for penis owners and boast an impressive, technologically advanced offering of masturbators.
Unique in both appearance and sensations, TENGA toys present a better-than-real experience, from high-tech Flip Holes to single-use eggs for masturbation and foreplay. We can’t wait to see what TENGA’s next offering of sophisticated pleasure is…
Perfect starting point: TENGA Egg Lovers Heart Textured Male Masturbator
Looking for the next step? TENGA Zero Flip Hole Rechargeable Vibrating Male Masturbator
Find out more: Male Sex Toy Guides
Urethral Sounding Toys
Urethral sounds or penis probes are used to dilate the urethra. Originally used for medical examinations, many have since discovered that they can be used for sexual pleasure, enabling you to discover deeper nerve endings and new and exciting sensations.
Choose from a wide range of sizes and styles, with the option of added vibrations or electrical stimulation to stimulate the highly responsive nerve endings in the urethra.
Perfect starting point: Ouch! Beginner's 3mm/5mm Silicone Hollow Urethral Plug Set (3 Piece)
Looking for the next step? DOMINIX Deluxe Penis Plug with Glans Ring
Find out more: How to Use Urethral Sounds
Leaders of the sex toy world when it comes to creating a buzz in all the right places, Vibrators have absolutely nailed it. Whether for G-spot, clitoral (or both, thanks to Rabbit Vibrators), shafts, nipples, bottoms or testicles, there truly is a vibrator for everyone and pretty much every erogenous spot.
Start small with bullet vibes, go big on all-over pleasure from Magic Wands, or go for the trusted favourite rabbit vibrator for blended orgasms - you’ll soon discover who your best vibe friend is.
Perfect starting point: Lovehoney Extra Powerful Multispeed Mains Powered Magic Wand Vibrator
Looking for the next step? Lovehoney Power Play 10 Function Silicone G-Spot Rabbit Vibrator
Find out more: Vibrators Guides
A revolution in the world of clitoral play, Womanizer vibrators stand alone in their approach to intense clitoral pleasure.
Instead of using vibrations to stimulate the incredibly sensitive nerve endings in the clitoris, Womanizer toys employ Pleasure Air Technology to wow it with the power of suction, minus any direct contact. A mind-blowing approach to intimate pleasure, with equally mind-blowing results.
Perfect starting point: Womanizer Premium 2 Rechargeable Smart Silence Clitoral Suction Stimulator
Looking for the next step? Womanizer Duo Rechargeable G-Spot and Clitoral Stimulator
Find out more: Vibrator Guides
Go big, and then some. The X-large variety of sex toys are big and bold in every sense of the word, and cater to sate the cravings of those who, simply put, like their toys a lot larger than average.
Suited to advanced players who have worked their way up from the smaller end of the length and width scale, and are now looking for the next step up in the size stakes, extra long and/or extra wide butt plugs or dildos are aplenty for your picking. Choose from a variety of materials, shapes and textures to enhance your X-large adventures.
Perfect starting point: King Cock Ultra Realistic Girthy Suction Cup Dildo 8.5 Inch
Looking for the next step? Cock Locker Ace of Spades Extra Large Inflatable Butt Plug 8 Inch
Find out more: How to Use Large Dildos
That’s right, we’re looking at YOU! You and your very own hands (and intimate knowledge of your and/or your partner’s body). Your hands are one of the most powerful sex toys that you have as they are deft executors of fingering, stroking, tickling, rubbing in exactly the way you or your partner like it.
So how can you make the most of your moan-inducing digits? Have a listen to The Lovehoney Guide to Second Base podcast for top tips from our panel of experts – it’s the perfect starting point.
Then what? Visit The Lovehoney Guide to Stimulating Your Erogenous Zones – it’s bursting with advice on how to get close to all parts of your body, from head to toe and everywhere in between.
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